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Amphenol debuts voltage couplers for hazardous environments

29 Aug 2013

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Amphenol has revealed its MVC series of heavy-duty, medium voltage couplers. Enabling quick and easy mating and unmating in the field without tools or closing mechanisms, the couplers provide safe and reliable transfer of electricity throughout job sites in the mining, utility, tunnelling, and shore power industries. Secure-fitting covers repel water and soil, while keeping contacts uncontaminated when used in hazardous environments.

Cable couplers in the MVC series have voltage ratings of 600V, 8kV, and 15kV with current ratings of up to 300A, 500A, and 600A, respectively. Implementing Amphenol's Radsok technology, the MVC couplers offer higher current ratings (up to 25 per cent higher than standard contacts) with lower mating forces, as well as high reliability, low contact resistance, high mating cycles, and a self-cleaning design.

The devices are constructed with a cast aluminium housing (other materials are available) elongated ground planes, fully shielded phase conductors, fire-retardant insulators, and solder and compression terminated contacts. They are also available in a variety of powder coat colours.

Datasheets for Amphenol's MVC line of couplers can be found below.

  • MVC 600-V
  • MVC 8-kV
  • MVC 15-kV

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